Public crimes

Indecent Exposure

The lawyers at Ashbach Law Offices, LLC provide aggressive, strong defense for those charged with Indecent Exposure allegations throughout Skagit, Snohomish, King and Whatcom Counties. Our goal is to aggressively protect you, your family and your interests from the prosecution, saving jail time, licenses, occupations and reputations. With offices in Marysville and Mill Creek, Washington, we are available to meet you discuss your case. We help good people in bad situations. Let us help you.

In General


For the criminal allegation of Indecent Exposure, it is irrelevant how many persons were exposed to the alleged behavior. The act of breastfeeding or expressing breast milk is explicitly exempted from the Indecent Exposure offense. Indecent Exposure may be punishable as a Simple Misdemeanor, Gross Misdemeanor or Class C Felony depending on the circumstances.

Indecent Exposure – Simple Misdemeanor


Indecent Exposure is the knowing and intentional making of an open or obscene exposure of his or her person, while knowing that such conduct is likely to cause reasonable alarm. Reasonable alarm is not necessary to have actually occurred, just the likelihood of it occurring. “Reasonable alarm” is not defined.

When charged as a Simple Misdemeanor, Indecent Exposure is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1000 fine.

Indecent Exposure – Gross Misdemeanor


Indecent Exposure is chargeable as a Gross Misdemeanor when, as a first offense, the person charged allegedly exposed him or herself to a person under the age of 14 years.

Indecent Exposure – Class C Felony


Indecent Exposure is chargeable as a Class C Felony when the person charged allegedly exposed him or herself to a person under the age of 14 years, and the person charged has a prior Indecent Exposure conviction or a conviction for any other sex offense.

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC, aggressively represents clients charged with Indecent Exposure offenses throughout the Washington I-5 corridor, covering Skagit, Snohomish, King and Whatcom Counties. Regular courts of practice include, but are not limited to, Anacortes, Arlington, Bellevue, Bellingham, Blaine, Burlington, Edmonds, Everett, Issaquah, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Mount Vernon, Mountlake Terrance, Redmond, Seattle, Sedro Woolley and Shoreline.